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How do I dismantle the stand for an Oxberry Animation Camera model 25AN

Would like to scrap the stand or sell it with or with out the the camera. Or sell for parts. Or be able to relocate it. It is very heavy and bulky and will not fit through doors, in elevators, or stair wells. I have heard that there is some sort of tension or spring involved which could be dangerous is not handled appropriately.

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Spare part

many tv's are taken to repair shops for repair and then are scrapped
therefore most repair shops have a pile of busted tv's out the back with perfectly good stands attached
why not tour around the shops and ask if they can sell you a stand of a dead tv

May 30, 2016 | Hisense LHDN32V66AUS 32 in. LCD TV

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This is a clear design flaw. There are hundreds of similar incidents. Just try searching for "Coolpix L22 battery door" Nikon refused even to sell me a replacement door, and asked me to send the whole camera to them for evaluation. Dozens of sellers on ebay and ali-express are selling the replacement door, but not Nikon-USA. They do not sell it. So beware when working with Nikon that they do not stand behind their products.

May 18, 2012 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

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My camera won't turn on, even with new batteries.

In that case there's nothing which can realistically be done. If the camera won't power up it's impossible to diagnose the fault without dismantling the camera and using specialist tools and skills. Effectively that means the camera has to go to a professional repairer.

Unfortunately, even the simplest bit of professional attention will far exceed to value of the camera. Also, the N75/F75 was a consumer model designed for a five year minimum lifespan and was never designed with repairs in mind. Spare parts availability was therefore poor when the camera was a current model and now the situation is even worse. For this reason alone, most pro repairers will not touch your camera with a bargepole unless you pay their minimum fee up front and understand that there's no refund if they find the camera is unrepairable.

This may all sound negative but it's not: you have absolutely nothing to lose by carefully dismantling your camera to try and see if there is a simple cause to the fault (perhaps a disconnected/corroded wire to one of the battery terminals?). If you fail, the camera is just as useless as before but you will have gained valuable experience for future repair attempts. Also, your camera is practically worthless second-hand, even if in near-mint condition and perfect working order. As a result, many owners have them lying around unused and can't be bothered to sell them for just a few pounds/dollars. I've never paid for one yet and all of my AF Nikon 35mm SLR's and lenses came from my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups.

Good luck, sorry the answer isn't what you hoped for, but please take a moment to rate my reply.

Sep 21, 2010 | Nikon N75 35mm SLR Camera

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I can not operate the shutter of my Canon Prima BF-90 Date camera

Whenever I've had the same problem on 35mm SLR cameras it's usually just been due to the camera needing a CLA (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust) service. Over time the shutter button mechanism can get jammed by dirt or simply by sticky dried out lubricant. The fact that your camera works correctly on self timer confirms that the underlying mechanism itself is still OK.

Your Canon Prima BF-90 though is utterly worthless (in pure financial terms) and is a really basic model with fixed focus, no zoom, fixed aperture and just three shutter speeds and a film speed range of just ISO100 to ISO400. It was never designed to be dismantled and serviced so unless you are prepared to use the self timer for every shot the camera is effectively a write off. The camera itself was only designed to last for a maximum of about fifty rolls of film.

This is not all bad news though as you have a number of options available:-

1. Replace the camera: there are millions of other similar models sitting unused in cupboards and drawers and so just ask around or look on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups and you'll soon have a replacement for free. Almost all charity/thrift shops have a back room full of such models as they're often virtually unsaleable, but if you go that route then expect to pay £5 or $5 as it's to a good cause.

2. As your camera is officially scrap and no professional repairer will touch it you have nothing to lose and valuable experience to gain in attempting a DIY repair. You'll be on your own in this as there are no repair manuals for such a simple model, but if you search the web for camera repair websites then you'll get some general ideas. Your camera is immeasurably simpler than most others so it's a good place to start learning a new skill. As you dismantle, note where everything goes and how it's connected, and clean out any fluff, grit, or dried-out grease. Sparingly re-lubricate as you reassemble using tiny dabs of a high melting point grease.

Personally, I'd suggest pursuing both options as they are both free. Your camera may be very basic but that also means that it's easy to use and reliable. It also means that you concentrate on photography within the camera's limitations and don't get distracted by umpteen settings and gadgets. One of the most useful features of your camera is the large bright viewfinder, and the fact that it looks like an unimpressive model means that thieves aren't interested and people don't behave differently in the way that they do when they see someone with a far more "professional-looking" camera.

Good luck with this; sorry there's no definite guaranteed fix but at least you do have other ways to resolve your problem. If you decide to dispose of your camera please try to ensure that it goes into an electronic waste or plastics recycling bin. I hope that you have still found my reply to be of assistance and in return ask only that you take a moment to rate my answer.

Mar 17, 2010 | Canon Photography

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My Minolta 404si was dropped and the mirrors are not operating properly in camera body. Can this be fixed?

If all that's happened is that a spring or some other mechanical component has become dislodged, then a repair will be straightforward. But the camera needs to be examined to see what the problem actually is.

If the fault is due to broken parts then your camera body is effectively scrap. Spares are no longer officially available, and the camera was not built to last, so there are few spares donors around. The problem is made worse by the fact that your camera had a relatively short production lifespan and was never a huge seller anyway.

Like ALL late model AF 35mm SLR's in the budget range, the cameras are not valued by enthusiasts due to their complexity and poor durability, the result is that all those models are virtually worthless. The only ones which have any value are those which are boxed, complete with all original accessories and in pristine condition as there are some collectors who want no gaps at all in their collections.

This means that you can look at it two ways: the camera is unrepairable as it will not make sense to pay a repairer to even look at your camera when you can get another similar one for free/near nothing. But it also means that you have absolutely nothing to lose by carefully dismantling the camera to try and fix it yourself. Even if the repair is unsuccessful you'll be no worse off and the experience gained will undoubtedly help you if you need to attempt DIY repairs on other cameras which you own.

There is one further option: sell your camera for spares/repairs. Although near worthless, you may get lucky and find someone who is willing to pay over the odds in order to get a desperately needed spare part. If you do this, sell everything separately; things like body caps, lens caps, hotshoe covers can often fetch as much as the complete body. The lenses will also retain some value (they'll fit Sony Alpha models, but will act as if fitted with a teleconverter) and will definitely be worth more than the body if in good condition.

Jan 24, 2010 | Minolta Dynax 404Si Film Camera

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Got a used Ricoh CX1 from ebay today. Everything is good except when I preview the pictures I had taken, if I preview at 1X, (normal mode), I can some black shadow like lighting happening inside my...

Looks like the LCD screen in damaged... If you can tolerate the "blob" and it doesn't show up in your images when they're downloaded, then it's not an issue, but if you want to change the LCD, go back to ebay and type in your camera model and "LCD". There are a few camera dismantlers that sell on ebay and you'll find a good deal.

Dec 07, 2009 | Ricoh CX1 Digital Camera

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Card reader won't recongnize card. I've installed numerous cards and still get "no card present" in the window and an E in display on top of the camera. I also got a CHR in the display once.....Thanks

Camera repair or selling for parts as is on a site such as Ebay is suggested for this one.
To repair the card reader, you would need to completely dismantle the camera. That is a job for a digital camera repair man, or Nikon to do.

Nikon does have a repair program, they may have a trade-off program as well. You would have to call them.
Here is a link.

Aug 30, 2009 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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How do I clean the shutter?

To clean and inspect the shutter mechanism on a Fuji E900 camera involves stripping the lens down almost completely to get at the shutter. It is not a task for anyone to "have a go" unless you have already upgraded to another model. You will need to have a few tools to hand - 12 watt soldering iron, tri-wing screwdriver, small phillips or cross head screw driver, needle point tweezers and another camera to photograph each stage for reassembly. I have photographs of a stripped E900 which maybe of help to you. My email should be listed somewhere in my profile or on my tips n tricks for digital cameras under "THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW.." and was posted under Fuji's A345 but does cover most Fuji compacts. There are some parts to the lens which are not accessable due to the way it was manufactured and will break if you try to access but the shutter is accessable for cleaning.

Jul 04, 2009 | Fuji FinePix E900 Zoom Digital Camera

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Need rubber eye cup for Konica Minolta A2 viewfinder.

These are frequently lost and are fashioned of purest unobtanium.

When mine disappeared I bought a non-working A2 on eBay very cheaply and carefully removed the old eyecup from it and glued it onto mine, it also had the benefit of providing spare body covers, a lens hood, battery and a strap. A cheaper alternative is to buy a non-original replacement, see item number 220440673814 on eBay, or search for seller birthdayboy; the eyecups he sells are good, but it looks ugly and gets in the way as it isn't flush with the back of the camera.
Don't re-sell the donor camera if you buy one: sooner or later you'll need the flexible circuit board from inside it, as the one in your camera WILL eventually fail to power the viewfinder lcd backlight. The old camera will serve to show you how to dismantle and repair your original one. It's one of those jobs which is so fiddly and time-consuming that a professional repair is totally uneconomic.

Jun 11, 2009 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

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Sony k750i

The size
  • 100 x 46 x 20 mm
  • 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches
The weight
  • 99 gr
  • 3.5 oz
The features:
Camera Music Internet Entertainment Connectivity Messaging Communication Design Organiser Capacity: 900 mAh Stand By Time:
400 hours
Talk time:
9 hours
Display Size 176 x 220 pixels Type TFT Colors 262144

Jan 10, 2008 | Nokia 5300 Grey Cellular Phone

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